It’s only May, but the LSU basketball schedule is beginning to come into focus.
Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com reported via Twitter on Thursday that the LSU basketball team will begin a four-year home-and-home series with the University of Houston this fall.
Citing a source, Rothstein noted the first game of the series will be played Dec. 13, 2015 in Houston.
LSU, which went 22-11 last season and earned a bid to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2009, also will play Wake Forest in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center during the nonconference part of its schedule for the 2015-16 season.
That will be the first game of a two-year home-and-home deal with the Demon Deacons, with the Tigers traveling to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in the fall of 2016 to complete the two-year arrangement.
It was previously announced that LSU will take part in the four-team Legends Classic to be played Nov. 23-24 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The games are set for the Monday and Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Two games that are technically part of the Legends Classic will be played earlier in November in the Maravich Center against teams to be determined.
The Tigers’ first opponent for the Brooklyn portion of the tournament has yet to be announced, but Arizona State, Marquette and North Carolina State, which eliminated LSU from the NCAA tournament 66-65 in March, will also be playing in the Barclays Center.
LSU is also scheduled to participate in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge against an opponent to be determined, likely in the PMAC, and will host Gardner-Webb for the second straight year.
The Tigers are also expected to play at the College of Charleston to complete their home-and-home series that began with a game in the PMAC last December.